Misconceptions about buttock augmentation

Misconceptions about buttock augmentation

28th Dec 2017

Buttock augmentation is a very popular plastic surgery procedure to enhance the size, shape, and features of your rear end. The surgery can be performed in two ways: using buttock implants or via fat transfer. Buttock implants are artificial devices made of silicone that are placed inside the butt to increase their size. On the other hand, the fat transfer procedure involves the use of your own body fat to augment your butt and make them shapely.

Like all other surgeries, there are several misconceptions people hold about the buttock augmentation procedure. If you are planning to have buttock augmentation anytime soon, you must get acquainted with the facts. You should do your research and consult with a plastic surgeon to have your questions answered. Do not be shy to clarify your opinions, because there are many patients who are scared due to the misconceptions they have been accustomed to about buttock augmentation. In this post, we’ll debunk the widely held and common misconceptions about the buttock augmentation surgery.

Misconception #1: Buttock augmentation is an extremely risky surgery

Yes, the buttock augmentation entails risks, side effects, and potential complications like all other surgeries, but the risks are relatively lower compared to other plastic surgery procedures. The risks associated with buttock augmentation are not severe, because the improvements in plastic surgery technologies and procedures over the years have made buttock augmentation a very safe procedure.

However, if you are not in good health, the risks will be higher for you, so your plastic surgeon will suggest you avoid going under the knife. Also, the risks can be higher for certain patients, such as smokers. For majority of people, buttock augmentation is a safe option.

Misconception #2: Butt augmentation via fat transfer will make your skin saggy

The fat transfer procedure is one of the popular butt enhancement surgeries performed in the US. However, many people mistakenly think that since the procedure involves removal of fat from different areas of your body via liposuction, your skin will become saggy. The truth is otherwise; you will get tighter and firmer skin after the surgery if your skin has good elasticity and tone.

Misconception #3: Buttock implants are subject to rupture like breast implants

No, buttock implants are not subject to rupture. In fact, they will serve you for a lifetime if other complications like infection and implant rotation do not occur. Unlike breast implants that are made of silicone shells filled with silicone gel or saline solution, butt implants are made of highly durable, semi-solid silicone material that can withstand immense pressure, force, and weight. These qualities make the implants last for a lifetime. There is no denying that other complications will not happen; however, butt implant rupture is out of the question if the patient has genuine butt implants.

Misconception #4: General anesthesia used during buttock augmentation is very risky

Since the buttock augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia, there is a misconception that the general anesthesia is very dangerous. If you are in overall good health, general anesthesia is not an issue at all. We have never had any patient wake up from the effects of general anesthesia in the middle or end of surgery. A professional anesthesiologist, who is well versed in his or her field, normally administers the general anesthesia during the buttock augmentation surgery.

Misconception #5: You cannot add weight after the surgery

Gradually gaining weight is an absolutely normal phenomenon for everyone. The small amounts of weight you gain before or after surgery will not negatively affect your aesthetic outcomes and health. If your butt is enhanced with fat transfer, some amount of weight gain will help further tone your butt and reinforce the results achieved with the surgery. However, patients are advised to avoid drastic weight fluctuations, because when you add substantial weight and then lose it, it can negatively affect the aesthetic improvements achieved with buttock augmentation.

Misconception #6: Thin people cannot qualify for buttock augmentation

This is yet another common misconception held by most people. It is true that people who lack excess unwanted fat in their bodies cannot qualify for the fat transfer procedure; however, they many qualify for the implant surgery, which is an effective way to achieve bigger buttocks for thin people.

In fact, the fat transfer procedure is fine for people who want to augment the size of their butt from a mild to moderate level. Butt implants come even in large sizes, giving the patient more options. If you still want to go for fat transfer, you’ll be required to put on enough weight to qualify for the surgery.

Misconception #7: The results of buttock augmentation are temporary

This is yet another big misconception. While the results achieved via fat transfer can last for several years, some patients may need to go for touch-ups in future. On the other hand, the results of the buttock implants are permanent. Unless and until any complications like infections occur, your buttock implants will continue to serve you forever as the implants are highly durable. It is, important, however, to stick to your surgeon’s instructions for aftercare. The more you care for your augmented buttocks, the better and long lasting will be the results.


Buttock augmentation is a very effective way to add projection to your rear end, making them appear fuller and sensual. The buttocks can be augmented either by using implants or by using your own body fat. There are a number of misconceptions associated with buttock augmentation surgery. It is important for patients planning to have buttock augmentation to get their questions and concerns addressed by the surgeon ahead of the surgery. Furthermore, doing your own research by accessing valid sources can help you get answers to your questions. We hope that the misconceptions debunked in this article will be helpful to you.

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